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13” MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015) freezes all functions and screen then makes ticking noise

My MacBook has now frozen twice in the span of one week. The screen freezes on whatever I was working on, the trackpad freezes, and the keys do not input anything. I’ve removed the back cover and ...
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How can i run same application between two macs?

I work in a small office where we share same jobs. We need to purchase another Mac desktop and somehow connect the 2 so we can both use the same program at the same time and it will update ...
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Node program runs in Terminal, but not as a service or on command “do shell script” from AppleScript

I have a call (mercury-parser via Yarn) that converts Web pages to lines of structured text. It runs in node on 3.5 GHz, 6-Core Mac Pro (MacPro6,1) with 16GB RAM and D700 GPUs, running macOS 10.14.5 ...
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AppStore/ Apple ID problems

I’m attempting to purchase an app with my apple credit and its saying to verify my Apple ID (pictured below) and when I do it sends me to a site with no relation to the AppStore, what do I do?
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Why don't Apple provide the RAM details of iPhone? [on hold]

I always wonder why Apple won't reveal the RAM details for any Apple device? I don't see it in the product features and specification details on Apple website either.
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I have a strange 'binoculars' icon in my menu bar that disappears when I log in

On the lock screen in the top right corner of my Mac, there is a strange icon that disappears when I enter my password and log in. It would be great if somebody could tell me what that icon is, ...
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Is it possible to detect my device using UDID (in C#)? [on hold]

I'm implementing a simple adapter(using c#) to detect if the connected device is an iOS or a tvOS. All I could get are 1- product id (int) 2- udid (string) 3- device name (string) With those ...
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Local-only Automator service (not on iCloud)

I do not want to have the services on iCloud, but instead just local to Mac. Here's what the Automator dialog displays. How can it be done?
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Recovering data from an Encrypted iTunes Backup that's missing the Manifest.db

Is there a method to recover from an encrypted iTunes backup if it's missing its manifest.db file? I have the backup password and everything. There's a couple of third party tools that can read an ...
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Keep iCloud Drive directory for “offline” use on iPad?

I have a directory under the Documents folder (let's call it My Vacation), and iCloud Drive is enabled. I'm regularly adding files to this directory on my Mac. (PDFs, tickets, etc.) How can I mark ...
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Mounting USB stick in single-user mode: unsupported sector size (0)

I'm trying to mount a USB stick in single-user mode (thankfully there's nothing wrong with my Mac, I'm just trying some stuff out). These are the commands I've been running: $ mount -uw / $ mkdir /...
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Macbook Pro gets warm while running Android virtual device

I am trying to develop a Flutter application and for that purpose I created an Android Virutal Device. However, when I run the app, macbook gets really warm. Does this happen to anyone of you? What ...
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Two options in OSX Notifications System Preferences, which is which?

In the notifications settings for OSX, i notice i have 2 options for both Chrome, and Dropbox. As per screenshot below. From this question and answer I understand why there are 2 options, but how do ...
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Stop AD account Accessing Server shares

I have an Mac server running 10.13.6 on the latest build: 17G7024 I have been trying to sort out a few of its problems. But I have come across this this weird bug that I can't seem to fix. If I ...
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How to purchase apps through my personal AppleId and charge my employer?

I'm trying to get my job to pay for apps i use on ios, in addition to icloud storage. I can't see to find away to add another account that can purchase apps/services for me. Would appreciate any ...
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Generating NMI (non-maskable interrupt) in Mac VM running on VMware Fusion

I'm trying to (kernel-)debug my Mac 10.14.5 VM running on VMWare Fusion (v11.0.2) on my Mac 10.13.6 host. I'm following documentation/blogs in [1], [2]. I am trying to generate an NMI (non-maskable ...
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Detect smile with teeth in iOS [on hold]

I'm doing a dental related app where I want to capture user image with teeth. So, when a user takes a selfie it should not only detect if the user is smiling but should also detect if they are showing ...
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Conversations in Mail not in chronological order

some conversations in my Mail are not shown in chronological order. The dates seem completely ordered at random. I have "Show most recent message at the top" enabled. But it shows no order at all, ...
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How do I recover a locked pages document password on my iPhone? [duplicate]

I wrote down a password that I thought was supposedly the password to the right locked password document in Pages. Now I can’t find a way to recover it on my iPhone. I have no hints put on it.
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Don’t send notification to Notification Center on Apple Watch

Is it possible to restrict certain app notifications from going to the Notification Center on Apple Watch? One use case: I’d like to receive phone calls on the watch, but I don’t want those ...
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Programmatically removing photos from iCloud

Recently I centralised all my photos from various sources to iCloud, so I can access them on my iPhone, Mac and have them saved and have full control over them. However, in the process, I ...
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Itouch on a sony docking station [on hold]

I could not find the answer to my question of not being able to play songs via my dock. My solution, although hacky, was to place an object behind my itouch while it was mounted on the Sony dream ...
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Do battery strips prevent an iPhone's power from cutting out?

I have an iPhone SE. I wanted to get a new battery. I made the mistake of taking it to a non-Apple vendor. They broke my iPhone and I wonder what role the battery strips (missing from my iPhone) play. ...
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Move folders using Terminal by referencing a CSV file

I have a CSV file containing the following two columns: Column A: From Directory (e.g. /Volumes/Backup Plus/Salesforce/Order Test/OR-1000049439). Column B: To Directory (e.g. /Volumes/Backup Plus/...
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tmux + iTerm2 - no permission to edit crontab

I am running macOS 10.14.5, iTerm2 build 3.2.8, tmux 2.9a (tmux -V). I've granted both iTerm2.app and /usr/local/bin/tmux (file permission: .r-xr-xr-x) Full Disk Access in Sys prefs > Security and ...
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High Sierra Installation com.apple.osinstall error -3

My mac book pro 2010 started acting up last night. Wifi was slow and certain letters were not displayed properly. I restarted the computer and it failed to boot up again. I took the drive from the ...
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How to stop automatic switching of Space when switching between apps?

When I have the same app opened on more than 1 Space, switching between apps sometimes brings me to another Space. This is very disorientating. A specific example is: I have a few Chrome windows ...
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iPhone 6 recognizing my External lavalier mic as an headphone not microphone

My iPhone 6 is recognizing my external microphone plugged into the headphone jack as an headphone rather than a microphone, resulting in no audio output from iPhone speakers. How do I make my iPhone ...
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Apple Pencil app without any analytics or syncing or network use

I am looking for an Apple Pencil app that does not go to the internet for any reason. I want the convenience of the Apple Pencil. I don’t want data syncing of any sort Same with any analytics The ...
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Prevent external speakers in monitors connected via HDMI being used

I sometimes run into an issue where I connect an external monitor via HDMI, and my Macbook Pro's sound is now routed to the monitor instead of my headphones or the internal speakers. Worse, sometimes ...
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How do I get Mail.app use a template?

It would be very convenient in macOS mail if upon clicking Reply, a simple template would: insert a "Hi [first name of recipient from original email]," add my signature quote the original email at ...
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External Mic and Bluetooth Headphone with mic problems

No Audio output from Iphone 6 speakers when i plug in a External Mic(lavalier) into the Iphone's headphone Jack. My iphone using the voice memos seems to receive the audio from the external mic but ...
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How to copy files to an SD Card without macOS metadata files?

I regularly copy firmware for a 3D printer to SD cards. I format the drive and copy the same set of files to each SD card, and the macOS metadata specific files always go with it (.fseventsd,....
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How to enroll Macs on Profile Manager MDM using Terminal?

I've been tweaking the command profiles quite sometime now but the -password parameter doesn't work. I've wanted to enroll machines using an MDM profile but it will require the user to input ...
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Boot Camp Assistant removal successful, still can't reinstall [duplicate]

I installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp Assistant with no problems yesterday, but needed to uninstall to make the partition larger. I uninstalled it also using Boot Camp Assistant and received no error ...
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On the App Store of my Macbook Pro, the top buttons are no longer visible

I have a notification that there are updates to install, so as usual, I would like to review them beforehand. However, when I open the App Store app, I only see the following: Normally it would say ...
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Desktop Screen saver cannot be changed

When I go into the Settings and have the option to pick a new screensaver, it will not actually save my preference. When I change the screensaver I can see it is changed in the mini-preview, but it ...
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Is it possible to query the current user's Apple ID from the command line?

Is it possible to query the current user's Apple ID from the command line? I want to create an AppleScript (run-only) app that will run only for a specific user (or at least for a user signed in with ...
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partition all unallocated space Mac Mojave

How do I create a partition out of unallocated space on Mac OS Mojave/APFS? diskutil apfs list in Terminal indicates I have 137.8gb unallocated, but in Disk Utility I can only add a partition up to 68....
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How to forward traffic from one machine to another with `pfctl`?

According to various other related questions, I have gotten the following command echo " rdr pass inet proto tcp from any to any port 1234 -> 192.168.1.198 port 80 " | sudo pfctl -ef - However I ...
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Dell Monitor S2817Q goes into flicker mode on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 10.14.5

I have been using dual monitors (HP and Dell) with no issues on my MacBook Pro running 10.14.5 for 6 months. Dell is connected to HDMI and HP is connected to Thunderbolt. After a few recent OS ...
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Attaching OneDrive File to Email in Outlook App

I'm using the Outlook mobile app for iOS as well as OneDrive. I'd like to attach files from OneDrive when I compose an email in Outlook, so I click on the paper clip, then choose Attach File, then ...
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In iMovie, can I suppress the visual portion of a video clip?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.12 on Mojave. I have a video clip that I want to play at the beginning of my slideshow. However, I only want the audio portion of the video clip to play and would like the ...
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Is the thicker USB C cable included with the MacBook Pro charger necessary for its higher current capacity?

My new MacBook Pro came with a USB C charger and an associated cable. I'm noticing this cable is a little bit thicker than other USB C charging cables I've seen. What safety and charge carrying ...
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Claiming free space partition: “it does not appear to be a valid Core Storage Logical Volume UUID or disk”

Some time ago, I divided my macBook into three partitions: macOS Sierra, Linux and a shared data partition. Now, I wanted to get rid of the third, merging it to the macOS one. Since I couldn't resize ...
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iOS Safari redirects users from the .org to the .cn version of the site when clicking Request Desktop Site

A user of a site that I work on reported that when they used the Request Desktop Site feature on their iPhone, they were redirected from the main site that ends in .org to to the Chinese .cn version ...
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Automator: how to clear 'got' items?

I've created an Automator workflow which (should) create a copy of a particular file in the currently selected folder. (i.e. select a folder, run the Quick Action, get a copy of the file in the folder....
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Messages: Online status or Last seen time

Is there any method for me to know if a user registered with Messages is currently online? Or, is it possible for me to determine when they were last seen? If not is there a way to find out using ...
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iCloud Drive stuck when uploading large amount of files?

Yesterday I decided to use iCloud Drive as my main cloud storage alternative, so I copied most important data from my external drive to the iCloud Drive folders and let it go all night long. Today ...
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macOS Mojave doesn't give out DHCP addresses with Internet sharing [on hold]

I want to use my Mac as a potential hotspot for my PPPoE cnnection, but while sharing Internet, the Wifi column shows a self assigned IP address and the dot beside it is yellow. I've tried contacting ...

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